David Archuleta's Christmas Album & The Pop Music Christmas Video Pitfalls We Hope He Avoids

He may have copped the silver medal in the American Idol Olympics, but David Archuleta is certainly a tried-and-true star. How do I know? Well, he has just gone through that great rite of passage that all successful singers eventually go through: he has released a Christmas album.

Christmas From The Heart is a nice run through some Christmasy hits ("Silent Night," "Joy To The World") as well as his famed take on "Ave Maria." No videos have been released for the holiday platter as of yet. But let's take a Christmas gander at a few Christmas music video tropes we're sure Archuleta will avoid:

+ Kenny G.'s "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" -- Two words: Soprano saxophones. Two more words: HELL NO.

+ Destiny's Child's "8 Days Of Christmas" -- Sexy Santa's helper costumes were kinda okay on Beyonce, to be avoided at all costs on Archie. (Though a Santa hat may or may not be fine.)

+ *NSYNC's "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" -- Justin Timberlake in "rockin' elf gear" was bad enough. But Gary Coleman? Pass.

Yay? Nay?